There is very little left and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will also begin in the tennis category. The male and female scoreboards have been elaborated, there will be many important absences on both sides but to illuminate Tokyo there will be Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Daniil Medvedev. There is great expectation especially for the Japanese champion Osaka and for the Serbian world number one: on the one hand the Japanese returns after numerous controversies for her debate on the media and press conferences with journalists and on the other curiosity to understand if Nole will be able to win the Olympics, the only real thing missing from her immense roll of honor. This victory could also increase his chances of achieving the epic feat of the Golden Slam with the Serbian who now only has the Olympics and the US Open in his sights to conclude this extraordinary goal. In addition to this, a victory in New York would allow Nole to become the first player to win all four Grand Slams in the same year in the Open era.
Tiafoe reflects on Novak Djokovic
Frances Tiafoe recently heaped praise on Novak Djokovic, saying the Serb’s attempt to win the Calendar Golden Slam this year is “something extremely crazy.” At the same time, though, Tiafoe also expressed his desire to be the one to stop Djokovic from creating history. “He’s a straight pro,” Tiafoe said. “His process every day is crazy. I’m not surprised he’s playing. He’s trying to achieve something extremely crazy this year, and obviously I hope I can be a guy to stop him. I love seeing greatness and if I can stop it, that would be cool. We’ll see. I don’t mind the matchup against him. I like playing Novak in 2-out-of-3 than 3-out-of-5,” Tiafoe said. The American, ranked No. 53 in the world, explained how tennis at the Olympics is a different ball game where each player is forced to play outside their comfort zone. “I count myself as a darkhorse at any particular moment,” Tiafoe said. “It’s a completely different format, it’s a team event, everyone is super nervous,” Tiafoe said. “You’re trying to fight for a medal. It’s not like you’re with your whole individual team. It’s different. Everyone is out of their comfort zone and how do you get comfortable being uncomfortable? I feel like for me it’s kind of open and I’m just going to have a good experience and try to play my best.”